As a development company plans to build a new subdivision in Riceville, the neighbors worry their rural community is changing for the worse. With the real estate market bouncing back, what does the resurrgence of development mean for the region?
Last week, Asheville City Council members approved fee changes that could pump more than $2 million into the city coffers. Today, April 3, Council dives deeper into the city’s budget challenges, hosting a budget worksession and town hall at 2 p.m. in the second-floor banquet room of the U.S. Cellular Center.
On May 4, 2011, freshman state Rep. Tim Moffitt of Buncombe County filed a brief bill calling for the transfer of Asheville’s water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District. Although the bill didn’t mention the city by name, its language pointed directly to Asheville and Buncombe County. The move sparked a firestorm of protest — […]
Editor’s note: This article resulted from reporter David Forbes’ five-month investigation. During that time, he tried various means to get Sitel’s side of the story, including dozens of phone calls to different divisions of the company. At press time, Sitel still had not responded in any way; lacking that input, Xpress resorted to culling whatever […]
SITEL workers mount historic union-organizing drive.
A complete report from the May 15 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.